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Train derailment site in Banff National Park could attract hungry grizzlies: Parks Canada

The TSB is investigating the derailment of a CP Rail freight train west of Banff, Alberta. No one was hurt and CP Rail says the train was not carrying dangerous goods. Jayme Doll has details.

Parks Canada is worried spilled grain from a derailed train in Banff National Park will attract hungry grizzly bears to the tracks as they emerge from hibernation in the coming weeks.

The Transportation Safety Board says 20 railcars from a Canadian Pacific Railway freight train went off the tracks Thursday west of the Town of Banff, Alta.

WATCH: Feb. 5 — TSB investigators navigating extreme cold and steep terrain at fatal train derailment site

TSB investigators navigating extreme cold and steep terrain at fatal train derailment site
TSB investigators navigating extreme cold and steep terrain at fatal train derailment site

No one was hurt and there were no dangerous goods.

Ten of the derailed cars contained grain, including canola that spilled.

READ MORE: 20 train cars derail between Banff, Alta. and Field, B.C. — TSB

Parks Canada says the spilled grain will need to be removed quickly and thoroughly.

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It also says the spill site will need to be cordoned off with electric fencing to keep wildlife away.